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Animal People Inc

Rating: 3 stars   2 reviews 1,299

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals, Arts & Culture


PO Box 960 Clinton WA 98236 USA


Animal Welfare

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Rating: 5 stars  

I'm writing in reply to Lelia C.'s review. I've never heard of Dana Costin or Romania League in Defense of Animals, but for many years I have relied on Animal People's annual "Watchdog Report" on animal charities, currently 48 pages of fine print giving detailed reports on the goals, personnel, methods, successes, and failures of 172 animal charities, along with excellent advice on strategies for giving to animal charities. It includes reports on 50 "noteworthy non-US-based animal charities." Neither the 2011 nor the 2012 edition includes the Romania League in Defense of Animals. As for Merritt Clifton being in love with Dana Costin, for whatever it's worth, the last I knew he was married to Animal People president Kim Bartlett.

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Rating: 1 stars  

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Merritt Clifton is the editor for Animal People and according to evidence he has given donor names and contacts to the fraudulant charity ROLDA, Romania League in Defense of Animals. This scam organization registered in Galați, Romania does NOTHING good for the animals around here, helps nobody, only steal precious donations, as Dana Costin lives a wonderful luxurious life using the money for personal benefits. Merritt Clifton, Animal People's editor is the Trustee for Romania League in Defense of Animals and he has given donor information to Dana Costin of ROLDA, he fell in love with Dana Costin and is now soliciting for her from Americans. Animal People calls itself the charity "WatchDog", yet their editor, with full knowledge of the thefts of ROLDA, solicits and promotes them. This is a shame, cause so many Romanians know all about this Rolda scam and about the coniving thief, Dana Costin. Dana Costin is an embarrassment for Animal People and she should be removed from her capacity of Rolda President. Animal People should better start look into all evidence and dismiss Merritt Clifton from ever endorsing such a scam!

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